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Washburn University education department receives accreditation from CAEP

The Washburn University education department has received national and state accreditation for the next five years through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). 

To achieve this national accreditation the Department was required to meet six rigorous standards including assessment, diversity, role and qualifications of faculty, and the success of program graduates in passing required content tests for teacher licensure.  This recognition is consistent with the ongoing efforts of the department toward excellence in preparing teachers and improving P-12 student achievement.

The department, in conjunction with faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences and school partners, prepares students in a variety of licensure programs including elementary, P-12 and secondary programs as well as graduate programs in special education, reading specialist and building-level administration.

Founded in 1954, CAEP is recognized by the U. S. Department of Education as a specialized accrediting body for schools, colleges, and departments of education. 

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Contact: Dena Anson, university relations, 785.670.1711